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New Findings from Tor Vergata University of Rome in the Area of Breast Cancer Reported (Nutrition and Breast Cancer: A Literature Review on Prevention, Treatment and Recurrence)

NewsRx Women’s Health Daily

07-15-19

2019 JUL 12 (NewsRx) -- By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at NewsRx Women’s Health Daily -- Investigators discuss new findings in Oncology - Breast Cancer. According to news originating from Rome, Italy, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, “Breast cancer (BC) is the second most common cancer worldwide and the most commonly occurring malignancy in women. There is growing evidence that lifestyle factors, including diet, body weight and physical activity, may be associated with higher BC risk.”

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Tor Vergata University of Rome, “However, the effect of dietary factors on BC recurrence and mortality is not clearly understood. Here, we provide an overview of the current evidence obtained from the PubMed databases in the last decade, assessing dietary patterns, as well as the consumption of specific food-stuffs/food-nutrients, in relation to BC incidence, recurrence and survival. Data from the published literature suggest that a healthy dietary pattern characterized by high intake of unrefined cereals, vegetables, fruit, nuts and olive oil, and a moderate/low consumption of saturated fatty acids and red meat, might improve overall survival after diagnosis of BC. BC patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy experience a variety of symptoms that worsen patient quality of life. Studies investigating nutritional interventions during BC treatment have shown that nutritional counselling and supplementation with some dietary constituents, such as EPA and/or DHA, might be useful in limiting drug-induced side effects, as well as in enhancing therapeutic efficacy. Therefore, nutritional intervention in BC patients may be considered an integral part of the multimodal therapeutic approach.”

According to the news editors, the research concluded: “However, further research utilizing dietary interventions in large clinical trials is required to definitively establish effective interventions in these patients, to improve long-term survival and quality of life.”

For more information on this research see: Nutrition and Breast Cancer: A Literature Review on Prevention, Treatment and Recurrence. Nutrients, 2019;11(7):1514.

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from I. Savini, Dept. of Experimental Medicine, Tor Vergata University of Rome, Via Montpellier 1, 00133 Rome, Italy. Additional authors for this research include M.V. Catani, V. Gasperi, M. Sibilano, M. Quaglietta and I. Savini.

The direct object identifier (DOI) for that additional information is: https://doi.org/10.3390/nu11071514. This DOI is a link to an online electronic document that is either free or for purchase, and can be your direct source for a journal article and its citation.

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